Common Deck Stair Defects Professional Deck Builder Staircases 28 Nov 2016 As an ASHI home inspector, I inspect decks every day. Most have multiple defects, which is to be expected on older decks. But I also find serious problems with recently built decks, which is less understandable. In particular, I like to focus on stairs, because of the role they play in deck safety. Shown here are recommended standards for deck stair stringers, risers, treads, landings, and the components that support them. If you are building deck stairs differently, you may
Building and Installing Deck Stairs Professional Deck Builder 1 Jan 2011 stair nuts used on a framing square can be handy for marking out risers and treads, but stringer wane and eased edges make them difficult to use accurately. Rather than struggle eyeballing the alignment, though, I gave up stair nuts years ago in favor of a straight 1x2 fastened to a square at the pitch of the stair. The 1x2 rides along the stock, bridging heavy wane and any surface defects. I attach the 1x2 with 3/4-inch pan-head screws to a framing square in which I've
Laying Out Basic Stair Stringers - Fine Homebuilding 5 Nov 2014 To ensure level tread cuts and plumb riser cuts on stair stringers, it's crucial to get the layout right. In this "Building Skills" article, senior editor and veteran stairbuilder Andy Engel demonstrates the necessary steps, from finding the crown to using the first stringer as a template for the second. Keeping in mind the maximum rise and minimum run allowed by the International Residential Code, he explains the calculations that determine how many risers and treads a given
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How to Do Deck Treads Home Guides SF Gate decks require materials that will withstand heavy use and year-round exposure to a wide variety of weather conditions. You can select naturally weather-resistant woods, pressure-treated decking or composite decking to build your deck. The stair treads, the last part of the stairs to install, rest on the horizontal parts of the stringer and cover over the top edge of the riser. You can make the treads out of the same material as your deck.
How to Build Stairs for Your Deck — The Family Handyman On uneven ground, find the number of treads so you can find the exact stair landing point. Simply subtract 1 from the number of risers. (There's always one fewer tread than risers, as you can see in Fig. B.) Then, multiply by 10.25 in., the ideal tread width for two 2x6s, to get the total run. Measure out that distance from the deck to find the exact landing point. From this point, you can measure the exact stair height and determine the stringer and skirt length. Measure the exact total rise